Erica Armstead

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Effective Groups
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These offer their members significant opportunities to contribute.
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An Analyzer
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The person in a group who says, \”we need to consider how this information affects the outcome, so can you explain it a little more?\”
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A good Leader Rule of Thumb
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to monitor roles within the group to periodically fill gaps and improve performance.
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True
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When considering whether a topic is appropriate for a given audience, you should avoid topics that are too simple for the audience’s knowledge level.
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the conclusion
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this part of the speech should be no longer than 5% of the speech.
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True
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The benefit of a visual aid is that the audience tends to remember more of what they see
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Extemporaneous speaking
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when a speech is prepared without planning to use the exact wording during the presentation
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transitions
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allow a speaker to greater emphasize main points effectively and summarize key points.
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Expository speech
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A speech that provides in-depth information
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criteria satisfaction
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the organizational pattern that seeks audience agreement on criteria to consider while evaluating
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3 or more
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The appropriate size of an effective group
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effective groups
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these groups are ethical, interdependent, cohesive, accountable, synergetic, and have productive norms.
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groupthink
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a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement that results from in-group pressure to conform.
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cohesiveness
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a force that brings group members closer together
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tension reliever
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recognize when group members are stressed or tired and then intervene to relieve the stress or reenergize the group usually through humor.
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Harmonizer
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intervene in the groups discussion when a conflict is threatening to harm group cohesiveness or the relationship between specific group member.
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Gatekeeper
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manage the flow of conversation so that all members have an equal opportunity to participate.
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recorder
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take careful notes of what the group has decided and the evidence upon which the decisions are based.
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mediator
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neutral and impartial arbiters who guide the discussion so that members who have conflicting ideas find a mutually acceptable resolution.
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interpreter
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are familiar with the differences in the social, cultural, and gender orientations of the group members and use this knowledge to help group members understand each other.
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supporter
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encourage others in the group, shows appreciation for members in both verbal and non-verbal manners.
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Logistics coordinator
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arrange for appropriate spaces for group meetings, procure the supplies and equipment that will be needed by the group.
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expediter
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keep track of what the group is trying to accomplish and help move the group through the agenda
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plagiarism
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the unethical act of representing a published author’s work as your own.
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brainstorming
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shooting out random ideas without thought.
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specific goals
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a specific statement that you want that identifies the exact response you want from the audience after they have listened to your speech.

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